Midsize Luxury Opens Up New Possibilities in Charlotte: Compare BMW 5 Series vs Mercedes-Benz E-Class

Few famous rivalries are more well-known--or more competitive--than that of the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs the new BMW 5 Series. Both available in Charlotte, both midsize luxury sedans, offering multiple configurations, powertrain setups, and styles, decked in the best of modern luxuries and comforts.

If you've been considering an upgrade in Huntersville, Hickory, Concord, or Salisbury, you've probably thought deeply about one of these two options. The new Mercedes-Benz E-Class off a more versatile vehicle lineup--with an E-Class sedan, coupe, and cabriolet option--but the BMW 5 Series does produce more power on each of its available engines. It all comes down to what features, feelings, and passions are most important to you, and most fitting to your lifestyle.

Compare the Mercedes-Benz E-Class vs BMW 5 Series here, or visit Mercedes-Benz of Northlake to test-drive the stunning new E-Class luxury sedan.

Engine Performance and Capability

  • E-Class base engine: 2.0-liter four-cylinder
  • E-Class engine option: 3.0-liter bi-turbo V6
  • 5 Series base engine: 2.0-liter turbocharged four-cylinder
  • 5 Series engine option: 3.0-liter turbocharged V6

The largest differentiator between these two superior luxury cars comes down to personal preference: the BMW sedan offers more horsepower and torque on both of its engines, but the Mercedes-Benz E-Class is more often highly praised for its excellent driving dynamics and handling. The Mercedes-Benz offers available 4MATIC All-Wheel Drive; the BMW 5 Series offers available xDrive All-Wheel Drive.

Interior Features and Technology Options

Both of these sedans offer exceptional features and package options across the board, in a wide variety of trim levels. Mercedes-Benz and BMW both put incredible effort into researching and developing their technology and connectivity options, so both the Mercedes-Benz E-Class and the BMW 5 Series offer premium audio, touchscreen infotainment, and advanced safety and driver-assistance features to help enhance your ride in both busy urban traffic and lonely country roads. As an added benefit, the E-Class sedan offers over three cubic feet of additional cargo room in the trunk--giving you more flexibility in your travels.

Mercedes-Benz E-Class

BMW 5 Series

Need to Further Explore the Capabilities of a Midsize Luxury Sedan? Visit Us in Charlotte

We understand that making a decision between the new BMW 5 Series and the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class can be tricky, especially if you don't have a strong pull toward one brand or another. But if your preferences for a new luxury sedan lean toward a smooth ride, a truly driver-centric experience, and an iconic style inspired by decades of world-leading design, there's no match quite like the new Mercedes-Benz E-Class in Charlotte.

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